This is the stupidest [filtered] I've ever seen added to an MMO.
So warriors now can: DPS like a beast, tank like a beast, has more utility than ANY other class in the game, and gets a neat little backstab move.
Berserkerers are: Kicked from groups, mocked during instances (I've had to defend more than one Zerk in an instance, and threaten to boot anyone making anymore snide comments)
Archers: Kicked from groups, although less often, and mocked after boss fights.
So instead of balancing the underdogs, or making a completely new tank class to spruce up queues, you decide to make one class overwhelmingly overpowered?
Never go full retard, EME.
Why are you guys posting on an internet forum?! The sky is falling, so grab your family and hoard the food! It's Armageddon I tells ya!
In all seriousness stop crying before the patch even happens. Berserkers are getting huge buffs, Lancers already have abilities that warriors do not have, including more stuns on demand, the superior leashing ability, and the shout buffs. And the patch adds more, apparently. No, every single lancer in the game is not going to reroll warrior after this patch, and the patch doesn't make lancers worthless.
And finally, maybe those hourlong queues will become 20 minute queues after this patch. Everyone wins. Except the lancers that abused their "godlike" status. They lose.
A big difference between Lancer and Warrior for me is still Heavy vs Leather.
In fact, I think Lancer weapons should even have a base defense addition to it. I found it quite weird that the lance - shield duo only had attack on it.
They are giving lancers backstep. So, essentially, warriors are getting a weak frontal block (like a zerks) and lancers are getting a weak dodge (one direction only). It actually seems fairly balanced. I have both a 52 lancer tank, and a 30 warrior tank and I can honestly say that while playing my lancer I wish I had a wee bit more mobility like the backstep, and while playing my warrior I always wanted a weak frontal block for trash mainly. Good stuff.
I agree faster queues would be nice but why not give the lancer class a little more pizazz or make them more tempting to play. I personally think half the reason you dont see many high level lancers is that low dps tank classes are just a pain to level and so most people quit em. Where as now with warriors, you just need to carry 2 set of crystals and bam, you can solo level as fast as a dps yet tank an instance as good as a "true" tank(lancer). Wheres the downside?
Iampiano, maybe if you read he stated the translations aren't perfect and everything is not confirmed and subject to change, also more information can be revealed at a later time.
Also even if it works like a lancers block, you don't know how much it blocks, it could be extremely insignificant and only used to make tanking trash mobs easier.
Also yeah we don't know when Zerk changes will come here, WE ALSO don't know when these ones will and theyll definitely be later than the Zerk changes because these ones dont even have an ETA.
So no, I'm not trying to be an unstoppable warrior.